Re: E: Re: [Amel] boomerang davits and longer passerelle/gangplank

Siviero Attilio <attilio.siviero@...>

Hi Herbert,

many people from Austria leave the boat in Nautec Marina in Monfalcone (email nautecmare@..., tel 0481 790416, address Via Consiglio d'Europa 36 34074 Monfalcone Go Italia), moderately priced (about 240€/month: I think that Sukosan is much more expensive, as all Croatia) and the director is from Vienna, Karl Keller (italian mobile 00 39 349 8872642).

I left Sisila there for 3 years and I made a lot of refitting: Monfalcone is the right place to do that, many qualified workers, workshops, everything for shipyards, etc.

Absolutely I am happy with my davits, the price should be updated, I think, and Mauro, the workshop that did them, should do it, but it was around 4000€ including assembly and fitting onto the boat.

Also, in Monfalcone I changed the sails and the rigging, saving a lot of money with the insurance as well. Details if you want.

Fair winds

Attilio & Maria Siviero 
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"

Il giorno 26/ott/2013, alle ore 10:40, <herbert@...> <herbert@...> ha scritto:

thanks attilio, kali mera is in sukosan until april.  then we are looking for an effortable place to leave her until september, if possible reachable by car from vienna (so if you know a good and not too expensive place in italy...). are you satisfied with the davits - would you install them again - and what budget is needed :-)

fair winds

santorin #120, kali mera

---In amelyachtowners@..., <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Herbert,

I'll try to have the drawings from the workshop that made them. They should be in Autocad.

The workshop is in Monfalcone, near Trieste, NE Italy. They also fitted the davits.

More photos on my blog , part in English

Where are you based?

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"

Il giorno 25/ott/2013, alle ore 12:32, herbert@... mailto:herbert@... ha scritto:

Hi Attilio and Maria,

do you have some more photos from your davits? Do you have construction plans? Are you satisfied with the solution?  We are thinking of equipping our santorin with davits, too.



santorin #120, kali mera

---In amelyachtowners@... mailto:amelyachtowners@..., wrote:

Hi all,
finally here is (in Photos section, Album Sisila) what we didi to extend the passerella, due to increased dimensions of dinghies nowadays. I did not want to add steps to the original passerella, for the considerable amount of welding work to  be done, and also because we use the passerella as bath ladder, and it is heavy enough. So when we go back to the mooring, and we have the dinghy, we stay far enough from the pontoon and we put the dinghy on water, releasing the right boomerang davit, we install the passerella as usual, linked to the spectra rope coming from the  mizzen mast, and also linked to the right davit: this way the passerella is far more stable. Also, since sometimes the passerella has a gap from the pontoon, and it could be a problem for somebody, when this is the case we install a simple aluminum plate extension, hinged to the end of the passerella, with minimal modification to the passerella, a couple of metal eyes. If we can easily jump across the gap, we leave the extension in the lazarette. In case of bad weather and waves, to avoid night noises, we can lift the extension with a strop linked to the same davit.
This is a suggestion if somebody has the same problem we had with the passerella and boomerang davits.
Fair winds
Attilio&Maria Santorin #84 "Sisila"

---In amelyachtowners@... mailto:amelyachtowners@..., <amelyachtowners@... mailto:amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Attilio and Maria,
Yes I could send a pic after my next trip to Sicily but there is not much
point as it would look just like the original and you would have to count
the steps to know. However please let me know if you think it would help.

best wishes, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319

-----Original Message-----
From: Attilio Siviero YAHOO
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@... mailto:amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] boomerang davits and longer passerelle/gangplank

Hi John,
since we have all the winter time now in the Med to extend the passerelle, I
think that soon or later you will be in Sicily again, thus that time please
could you take a shot and post it?
Thanks a lot

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"

Il giorno 19/set/2012, alle ore 16:01, Io ha scritto:

Thanks very much for info stefano

Il giorno 19/set/2012, alle ore 15:32, "Anne and John Hollamby"
ha scritto:

Hello Stefano, Sorry, no I have not posted any pics and now cannot do so
as we are in Malta and the boat is in Marina di Ragusa, Sicily.
However there is nothing complicated about it. I just took the
passerelle to a workshop dealing in aluminium welding and told them what
I wanted, i.e. a two step extension put into the centre maintaining the
curved profile. I think that they may have inserted some short aluminium
rods or pipes inside the tubes to add strength The original steps were
put into the new centre steps and I made new ones to go at the top of
the ladder so that they do not go in the water when in use.
I hope this helps.
Best wishes, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319

From: stefano biffi
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@... mailto:amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] boomerang davits and longer passerelle/gangplank

hi john did you post any picture of your smart/longer passerelle? I
tried to find in the web,no bingo done. thanks

SM185 in Bocca di Magra

Da: Anne and John Hollamby>
Inviato: Domenica 16 Settembre 2012 12:19
Oggetto: Re: [Amel] boomerang davits and longer passerelle/gangplank

Hello Attilio and Maria,
Thanks for your message. One thing I forgot to mention was that we made
new board to fit the longer passarelle. It is marine ply and to make it
enough we added another piece attached with brass hinges on the
and fixed with countersunk machine screws and and nuts. Thus it folds
and opens up when fitted in place so it is slotted in at both ends. It
made non slip with two strips of white non slip adhesive tape running
full length We have an elastic line to hook over the board as the first
we made blew away one night never to be seen again.

Regards, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319

-----Original Message-----
From: Attilio Siviero YAHOO
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 6:06 PM
Cc: Buttignol ssa
Subject: Re: [Amel] boomerang davits and longer gangplank

Hello, Anne and John, extremely grateful for the help and the very

The matter to extend the passerella (gangplank) was already in my mind.
the matter to use dyneema and a spacer, that I already got.

Also useful the suggestion to use the red line to hoist dinghy+motor,
normally we hoist the motor by a separate small davit on stern starboard
side. We have a 2.7m Honda dinghy and a 5hp 4-strokes Honda motor, some

Thanks a lot again, fair winds

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"

Il giorno 15/set/2012, alle ore 15:06, Anne and John Hollamby> ha scritto:

Hello Attilio and Maria,
The gangplank is not really long enough for mooring stern-to possibly
because it was not updated when the tube size on inflatables was
in the late eighties/nineties. The owner of SM Galaxie increased the
by two steps and I copied him. It is supported by what we call the red
which is the one attached to the mizzen mast at the spreader on a
red line is dyneema and 8mm which is more than strong enough. The red
is attached to a spacer so that there are two lines going down to the
the gangplank via a piece of wood to open the gap between them. These
to the gangplank on U-bolts a piece of teak which is wider than the
and secured with saddle clips.
Our dinghy is a Honwav 30 and weighs 45 kg and this is secured to our
on 4 part blocks with a jam cleat welded on to the davit. The davit
is supported on 6 part tackles on blocks with jam cleats on the deck.
hard to hoist the dinghy on these but it becomes impossible if we want
hoist it with a 15 HP 2 stroke motor in place. However it is lifted
great ease by by using the two red lines from the gangplank and
them on to the ends of the davits which are then lowered right down to
the blocks on the tackle and then lifting everything on the red line
by winding it up by hand on the mizzen outhaul winch or, as I am in my
eighties, on the main sheet winch.
We also use the mainsheet winch to hoist the dinghy on the red line so
we can clean the dinghy or let it down on the aft cabin top for longer
passages or over wintering. We hope this helps!

Best wishes, Anne and John, Bali
Hai, SM2K 319

-----Original Message-----
From: Attilio Siviero YAHOO
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 5:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] boomerang davits

Thanks Richard, not useful but encouraging ;-)

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila" in Monfalcone IT

Il giorno 11/set/2012, alle ore 20:34, Richard03801>
ha scritto:

We have those on our SM with 4:1 blocks thay work very well


Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 10, 2012, at 12:47, Attilio Siviero YAHOO> wrote:

Hi all,

I am just thinking to fit on my Santorin a couple of davits
similar to
the ones made by a workshop in La Rochelle, and called Boomerang.

I have seen several SMs with those davits, and I know that also
Santorins has been fitted with same davits, obviously adapted to
different size of the stern.

Now I would like to know for a 2.7m tender (Honda) which tackles
triple blocks: we are getting old...) are normally used for these
davits? I think that a tackle with blocks of 45mm dia, and 10mm
(working load of the blocks 450kg) should be sufficient.
triple block should be with cam-cleat.

And how long is the tackle completely closed. This is to position
correctly the holding shackle.

If anybody with a SM or a Santorin has these davits, maybe he can
me this info/opinion?

Thanks for an answer

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"

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